01/29/2020 Weekly Newsletter

Foxjet Weekly Newsletter

January 29, 2020



Quote of the week: "I have self-doubt. I have insecurity. I have fear of failure. I have nights when I show up at the arena and I'm like, 'My back hurts, my feet hurt, my knees hurt. I don't have it. I just want to chill.' We all have self-doubt. You don't deny it, but you also don't capitulate to it. You embrace it."  Kobe Bryant


Hello Foxjet swimmers and families-

Congratulations to Caroline Larsen for achieving a National Age Group Top 10 ranking for 50 meter breast for the 2018-2019 season.  Foxjets swimmers continue to do great things in the pool, and we look forward to celebrating more as we finish out this season.

Things are about to get busy at Foxjets. We are back in action for competition this weekend with the last Bronze Invitational at Edina.  Use the link below to check for timelines and other documents you may need.  We have a lot of meets coming up with the next 3 weekends being the last 3 opportunities before the Championship Meets begin.  All the Championship meets are open for sign up declaration, and it would be awesome if every qualified Foxjets swimmer finished out their season with a Championship meet. Go Foxjets!

The February Monthly Calendars are posted so you can see all the events going on, and keep track of any practice changes.   


Upcoming Events/Meets

Edina Bronze Invitational-February 2.  Check the meet page for all documents including timelines and programs.  They will be posted as soon they become available.

Chipotle Fundraiser-February 4

West Express Invitational-February 8-9

Rochester Vince Herring-February 14-16


Championship meets

Minnesota Achievement Championships-February 22-23(Foxjets hosted):  Meet information is now posted. This meet is for those swimmers with pre-bronze and bronze times in events.  They do no accept "no times" so a swimmer has to have legally competed in an event and achieved a time.  Swimmers can compete at MAC to achieve best times or new Silver times!  Foxjets is hosting this meet and volunteer job sign up is now available!

Minnesota Regional Championships-February 28-March 1(Hutchinson, MN): This is a scored, team competition for those swimmers with Silver and Gold times(no bronze, no champ or faster).  MRC is the meet that most Foxjet swimmers qualify for.  It is a great chance to compete for new best times, new Gold times, new Champ times and to contribute points for the overall team competition.

Minnesota Senior State Championships(March 5-8 at the U of M) and Minnesota Age Group State Championships(March 12-15 in Rochester): Both State Championships require Minnesota Champ(state) times.  This is a very challenging level to qualify for and Foxjets encourages swimmers to be working toward this level and compete for the team!   Foxjets also includes "relay only" swimmers for the State Meets.  Swimmers are the State level are seeking to achieve new times standards for meets beyond the borders of Minnesota such Central Zones Championships and NCSA Junior Nationals!

NCSA Junior Nationals(March 17-21 in Orlando): Foxjets will be taking the qualifiers for this meet down to Orlando to compete with many of the best 18 and under swimmers in the U.S.A! 


Fundraising opportunities

Fundraising for 2020 began with  Bingo at Flying Dutchman and we raised over $300 for the team. Many thanks to our Bingo helpers for a fun evening at the distillery! If you missed this, our next Bingo event at this location is on Sat, March 21.  If interested and available to help, contact Aditi Salunke

Chipotle Fundraising Night! Taco Tuesday, February 4th - Chipotle 

Giving back never tasted so good! Stop by Chipotle between 5 - 9 pm and the team gets 33% of the proceeds. Make sure to bring your paper flyer with you and show the cashier before you pay, but if you forget, just let the cashier know you are with the Foxjets event, and that will work! NoteOnline orders, in-app orders or purchase of gift cards are not counted towards the fundraiser. 



Foxjets will host the MAC (Minnesota Achievement Championship) on Feb 22 - 23. We invite our new ST officials to join us on deck for this meet. Volunteer hours are offered for officiating at Foxjet hosted meets. If you need a few more shadow sessions to complete your certification, note that Foxjets will attend the Edina Bronze Invitational (Feb 2nd), WEST Invitational at Chaska (Feb 8 - 9) and Rochester Vince Herring (Feb 14 - 16) where several shadow sessions are offered. For questions, contact Aditi Salunke.  


Ongoing items for our team

Fall/Winter Practice schedules- Schedules are available. The January Monthly Calendar is up!
Masters swimming- Show up on deck or reach out to Micah Roberts  or Coach Jim Andersen

Meet results -all meets in.

Best times achieved: (since January 1, 2019-the qualifying period for championship meets).  If you see errors, please contact your group coach.

Officials: Contact Aditi Salunke

Apparel: Contact Michelle Johnson or   John Williams

Caps: Contact Jeanette Volz


Helpful links/websites